"Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson is breaking her silence over the controversy surrounding her now ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers and his cancer diagnosis.
She told Mario when she started to realize things may not be what they seemed.
"I think that towards the end of filming, with the start of the psychic and Tamra saying the psychic didn’t see cancer, I thought, 'Well, then cool, he's cured,' but then it… He was at City of Hope, then he switched over to Hoag…
and at the end of the day, I thought, 'That's his journey.'" She continued, "I'm guilty of loving him and believing him. " Getting emotional, she said, "And why would you lie about cancer when I've had three friends die of it in the last two years?
I had my dearest friend just die of stomach cancer." Brooks' cancer was a big storyline on the past season of "RHOC," something Vicki did not want to see happen.
"He really didm't want to talk about it on the air and he didn't film that much this year, so I just thought, 'Okay, we'll mention it…' I thought it was just going to be over and done, I didn't want to promote it, I didn't want to talk about it…
but the problem is you're filming a reality show." It was a huge point of contention for Vicki and her fellow "RHOC" cast mates, who didn't always approve of Vicki and Brooks' relationship, many of them calling Brooks out for lying from the get-go.
Now, they are even more upset with her than with him. My life is so abundant, I didn't need to make a fake storyline, and I sure as hell wouldn't make it up about Brooks…
As God as my witness, I would never want to make something up like this; it's actually quite sick." Saying she owes the other ladies an apology, she added, “I'm embarrassed.
I want to tell the girls I'm sorry." At the end of the day, the 53-year-old is blaming herself for trusting Ayers.